Youth keep the faith as they tidy up
ABOUT 40 volunteers from the Eritrean community in WA helped clean up the river foreshore in the City of Belmont as part of Clean Up Australia Day recently.
The group started in the early morning, working across six clean-up stations allocated by the City of Belmont.
So far this year, nearly 700,000 volunteers have removed an estimated 16,657 tonnes from 7117 registered locations across Australia.
Co-organiser Abraham Habtahab said it was a great sight to see youngsters in the community taking part and making a difference.
He said it was impor- tant for the Islamic community to continue community efforts.
Hala Salih (15) was one of the young volunteers on the day.
“It’s really important to live in a country that’s clean and a beautiful place,” she said.
“Cleanliness is a big part of our faith in Islam.”